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2011-05-19 08:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced that Dr. James French joined SGT as Vice President for Launch Systems. Dr.

2011-05-11 16:07:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For outstanding support of human space flight, NASA's Space Flight Awareness program recently recognized six employees at NASA's Langley Research Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In recognition of their contributions, the honorees traveled to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a tour and to participate in activities in conjunction with the scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the...

2011-04-25 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) was awarded a $57 million contract to provide the CASTOR® 30XL, an upgraded second stage motor for Orbital Science Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Taurus® II commercial launch vehicle, which will supply cargo for NASA to the International Space Station. The CASTOR 30XL is a larger and higher-performance solid rocket motor, with greater payload capability than the CASTOR® 30A, which is used on the current configuration of the...

2011-04-15 14:08:00

DENVER, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following months of short-term, stop-gap funding for NASA, Lockheed Martin welcomes final passage of the FY 2011 budget by the Congress, which has been sent forward for President Obama's signature.

2011-03-30 16:05:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, successfully completed vibration and hot fire acceptance testing on its first development MR-104G mono-propellant rocket engine planned for use on NASA's Orion Crew Module (CM).

2011-03-21 11:19:00

DENVER, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Forging a new path forward to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable human exploration beyond low Earth orbit, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today unveiled the first Orion spacecraft and a spacious state-of-the-art Space Operations Simulation Center (SOSC).

2011-02-18 14:27:00

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley®-based Nucsafe is doing its part to assure the safety of the final Space Shuttle Discovery mission scheduled for later this month.

2011-02-11 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) Aerospace Systems was honored to be selected as recipient of NASA's George M. Low 2010 award for its quality and performance on multiple NASA contracts.

2011-02-10 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Orion team shipped out the first Orion crew module spacecraft structure today from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. The spacecraft is headed to Lockheed Martin's Denver, Colo.


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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.